Mark Gilchrist (Chair)

Mark Gilchrist, Antimicrobial Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group

Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group

Mark is Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and leads the OPAT service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

He is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-leads its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). Mark is the current chair of the expert advisory group on antimicrobials for RPS.

Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.

Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association - Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.

He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest.